01/13/17 11:49am
In the words of Obama: Yes, you can (write jokes about Trump for late night TV). via screenshot

In the words of Obama: Yes, you can (write jokes about Trump for late night TV). via NBC screenshot

President-pee-flecked Donald Trump is a gift to late-night writers everywhere. Even after the election results were in, 2016 remained a gilded age for irreverent political sketch comedy and Trump takedowns, from Kate McKinnon’s Hillary impressions to Samantha Bee’s sermons.

And if, like most late night comics and their writing teams, you spent last year furiously penning sketch ideas for the next four years (gleep), then chin up: NBCUniversal’s Late Night Writers Workshop is once again accepting applications for its writers program, and you (yes, you) can apply to the class of 2017!

The workshop website is “a multi-day program focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writer position.” In other words, kids, this workshop could be your way into a permanent gig being insulted by Sean Spicer and asked to publicly apologize for your jokes! The deadline is Sunday (Jan. 15) so get on it!  (more…)

01/13/16 4:30pm
You could be the behind-the-scenes voice of Angela Merkel! via NBC

Your words could make it all the way to the mouth of Angela Merkel. via NBC

It’s a new year, and a new you. This is the year you finally get recognized for your raw potential. If 2015 saw you slogging through the cavernous tunnels of anonymous copywriting, or penning clever tweets for a crummy startup that wasn’t making better use of your inherent comedic talents, then chin up: NBCUniversal’s Late Night Writers Workshop is now accepting applications for its 2016 program, and you (yes, you) can apply.

According to the website, the workshop is “a multi-day program focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writer position.” In other words, kids, this workshop could be your way into a permanent gig on Jimmy Fallon. The deadline is Friday so get on it. (more…)